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'''Camper Van Beethoven''' is an American Rock music|rock band formed in Redlands, California in 1983 and later located in Santa Cruz, California|Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Their style mixes elements of Pop music|pop, ska, punk rock, Folk music|folk, alternative country, and world music. The band initially polarized audiences within the hardcore punk scene of California's Inland Empire (California)|Inland Empire before finding wider acceptance and, eventually, an international audience. Their strong iconoclasm and emphasis on DIY ethic|do-it-yourself values proved influential to the burgeoning indie rock movement. The band's first three independent records were released within an 18-month period. Their debut single was "Take the Skinheads Bowling". The group signed to Virgin Records in...
AliasCamper Van Beethoven and the Border Patrol
OriginRedlands, California, United States
GenreAlternative rock
Years active1983–1990, 1999–present
LabelI.R.S. Records|I.R.S, Vanguard Records|Vanguard, Virgin Records|Virgin, Pitch-A-Tent, Rough Trade Records|Rough Trade
Associated actsCracker (band)|Cracker, Monks of Doom, Eugene Chadbourne
Website[http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/ Official website]
Current membersDavid Lowery (musician)|David Lowery
Victor Krummenacher
Jonathan Segel
Greg Lisher
Chris Pedersen (musician)|Chris Pedersen
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